Peach Cobbler

04.04.2018

This really is the best Peach Cobbler I’ve EVER had (I finally, finally perfected it) and it will be my go-to recipe from here on out! Learn how to make peach cobbler, you’re sure to love it with all those fresh peaches and that fluffy cake-like topping!

Fresh Peach Cobbler in bowl served Ala Mode

It’s Peach Cobbler Season!

Is anyone else going overboard like me and buying peaches like there’s not tomorrow? This June I’ve bought 20lbs+ in the last few weeks and we’ve been eating them like crazy!

They make the best smoothies, they are one of my favorite fruits for baking, and they’re even excellent added to your main dish (like this Three Cheese Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Basil, or this Balsamic Peach Chicken Skillet, and this Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken).

But we all know one of the all time best uses for fresh peaches is peach cobbler, right? And not just any peach cobbler – THIS peach cobbler!

peaches prepared for fresh peach cobbler

What Makes a Good Peach Cobbler

This is my all time favorite peach cobbler recipe and all of you need to try it! I’m very particular about my peach cobbler. I don’t like a heavy, dense topping, I don’t like it with canned peaches – fresh peaches are a must.

I like more flavor than you’ll find in your traditional peach cobbler (hence why I’ve used buttermilk, a fair amount of butter and vanilla extract), and I definitely don’t like when there’s an overpowering amount of cinnamon.

So, with all those “don’t likes” here you’ll find in this recipe everything I love about a good peach cobbler.

Easy Peach Cobbler

No this isn’t as easy as the version with canned peaches and a cake mix topping but I’d still consider this an easy homemade cobbler recipe. Nothing too difficult, it’s still a straight forward easy to make dessert.

peach cobbler from scratch in pan with serving spoon

Drum Roll… My Perfected Peach Cobbler!

This really is the best peach cobbler I’ve ever had (I finally, finally perfected it) and it will be my go to recipe from here on out!

I’ve tried many different variations of peach cobbler over the years and the one I sort of favored was a cake mix version because it had a lighter, fluffier topping. Well we all know made from scratch is best, so I set out to make my previous peach cobbler better without a mix, and this is what I’ve come up with.

Chances are I’ll never make a different peach cobbler recipe again! It’s this one for life!

This peach cobbler will definitely be the highlight of any summer dinner and you’ll get requests to make it again and again! It make take time to peel all those peaches but the end result is so worth it! Put your fresh peaches to good use and make this irresistible peach cobbler this week!

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Peach Cobbler

5 from 1 vote

The best peach cobbler ever! Filled with fresh, sweet juicy peaches and topped with a fluffy, buttery cake-like topping. A must on the to-do list every summer. Ditch the canned peaches and cake mixes and use this fresh from scratch recipe instead, it's 100 times butter!

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Peach filling

  • 4 lbs fresh peaches (firm but ripe) peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (8g) cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon , divided
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Topping

  • 3/4 cup (94g) cake flour
  • 3/4 cup (106g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 Tbsp (143g) unsalted butter, cold and diced into small cubes
  • 1 cup (235ml) buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar , for spinkling over top
  • Vanilla ice cream , for serving

Instructions

For the peach filling

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Butter a 13 by 9 by 2 3/4-inch baking dish then pour peaches into baking dish and toss with lemon juice. 
  3. In a small mixing bowl whisk together 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and the nutmeg. 
  4. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over peaches then toss to evenly coat, set aside.

For the topping

  1. Sift cake flour into a large mixing bowl then add in all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk 20 seconds. 

  2. Cut butter into flour with a fork or pastry cutter until it resembles coarse meal then make a well in center of mixture. 
  3. Mix vanilla with buttermilk then pour buttermilk mixture into well in flour and stir with a spoon just until combined (don't over-mix, it should be lumpy). 
  4. Dollop and just lightly spread spoonfuls (I did 12 across the top) of the mixture evenly over top of peaches (it will seem like there's not quite enough but it will bake up nice and fluffy and fill up the pan).

  5. Whisk together remaining 1 Tbsp sugar with 1/2 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over top. 
  6. Bake in preheated oven until topping is golden brown and set and and filling is bubbling well, about 40 - 45 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven and let cool several minutes before spooning into bowls. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
  8. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

17 comments

  • Maren: This looks like the perfect summer dessert, and peaches are in season…can’t wait to make it! Pinned :) June 16, 2016 at 1:06am Reply

  • TiffanyK: I LOVE peach cobbler and I’m very picky about mine too! I agree with everything you said above…. But I’m #TeamPieCrust! I don’t really like a biscuity topping. I’d rather a crunchy, flaky, buttery pie crust topping. I had a bad version with Bisquick and it ruined it for me. June 16, 2016 at 4:57am Reply

  • Julie: Cannot buy cake flour here in England.What can I use instead of cake flour.
    Cobbler looks delicious. June 16, 2016 at 8:11am Reply

    • Linda: I know this is a year later, but if you measure out 2 cups of all purpose flour, remove 2 tablespoons of the flour and add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to the flour and then sift the 2 cups of flour 5-6 times and that will be close to cake flour. Hopefully you have corn starch in England. I’m not sure if you will see this now or if you even need to at thiamine late time. July 1, 2017 at 3:02pm Reply

  • Belmera: Can you freeze this June 16, 2016 at 9:05am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I wouldn’t recommend it, it’s definitely best served warm from the oven. June 16, 2016 at 1:33pm Reply

  • Deborah @ The Harvest Kitchen: This looks amazing!! The topping looks so light and fluffy! Perfect recipe for the Fourth of July! Can’t wait to make it! June 16, 2016 at 1:23pm Reply

  • MeCooks: Great recipe, I will try it for sure in the future :-) June 17, 2016 at 2:27pm Reply

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci: Peach cobbler has never looked so good! Those fresh peaches are gorgeous and I love your topping. Can’t wait to try this! June 18, 2016 at 6:55pm Reply

  • Jackie: Made this today and it turned out really good. Would definitely make again and highly recommend this recipe. One note is that my peaches were a little hard and not completely soft after cooking for 45 mins. Next time I’ll try and slice them thinner or get more ripened peaches. But the recipe/taste is spot on and great!! Thanks June 24, 2016 at 10:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you enjoyed it Jackie! Thanks for your feedback! June 26, 2016 at 5:14pm Reply

  • zoe: Can’t wait to try it. June 29, 2016 at 8:29pm Reply

  • Kim Ensmann: How many cups(or quart) does 4 lbs make? In other words, how many cups for this recipe? July 7, 2016 at 10:28am Reply

  • Rachelle: Could you use regular milk instead of buttermilk? Thanks! July 12, 2016 at 6:16pm Reply

  • renata: i’ve done it twice – once with peaches and tonight with nectarines – beautiful both ways. thank you for the recipe :) July 21, 2016 at 3:13pm Reply

  • Debbi: Always tried the peach cobbler at Atlanta. Now I have to try it this weekend. Just have to find some peaches Thx Jaclyn:) April 13, 2018 at 8:03am Reply

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